Travel

Bacon Lovers: Year of the Pig

No. Not an excuse to eat more bacon. Sorry. Happy New Year, Chinese, that is.  I celebrated it recently at Bellagio Conservatory in Vegas.  Ah, the things I learned from this amazing botanical display…. I hadn’t been aware of the 2018 opening of the worlds longest bridge-tunnel structure, The Macan Bridge. It is 34 miles …

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Making a Real Difference: High Line Story

Deepen Your Experience.  That’s what the sign says the app will do for you.  Well, here’s a great experience I’ve had that has in fact, Deepened MY Experience on the planet.  Here’s the story folks: Watching an episode of Growing a Greener World this Autumn, I learned of an elevated rail line, built in 1929. …

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Bergdorf Goodman Windows

I don’t shop there, but their Holiday Windows never disappoint.  Well, there were those years when it was a constant knock to Charles, Camilla, and  William/Harry. But this year, they nailed it. Bright and gawdy sells. And wow, was this one bright.  What kid wouldn’t devour these goodies? Both above and below? Then there is …

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Bridges, Arches, & Tunnels…

Bridges intrigue me.  They represent compromise, meeting in the middle, moving on beyond the dischord.  Most people – including my family – don’t realize how enamored I am with fine masonry, stone work, fine woodworking, intricate wrought iron work, and perfect brickwork.  And there’s no place better where these come together than in Central Park. …

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Greenhouses, British Style

Ah, those English and their Gardens! I subscribe to a magazine titled just that: The English Garden.  One of the best things about it is the advertisements for Greenhouses. And these aren’t just any little greenhouse kits.  No.  Rather, they are unique unto themselves. Their version of “simple” is still more detailed than our utilitarian …

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